2016 Paris Motor Show: The 'Soon To Be Launched In India' Suzuki Ignis Debuts In Paris

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The Suzuki Ignis, a compact crossover from the Japanese carmaker has made its debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show.

The design of the Ignis is to offer versatile functionality that is easy to use. Sales of the Suzuki Ignis in Europe is scheduled to begin early 2017, after which the vehicle will be introduced in other markets.

The main design philosophy behind the Suzuki Ignis was to make a compact crossover that is easy to use and features Suzuki's crossover styling. The Ignis has ample cabin space and the overall design was to make the driver feel confident, even on rough grounds.

Powering the Suzuki Ignis is a 1.2-litre four-cylinder DualJet engine that is available in two forms - with or without Suzuki's Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki (SHVS) system. The engine produces a maximum power of 88bhp and 120Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual or an AMT, while sending power to two or all four wheels depending on the variant.

On the features front, the Ignis comes with a display that features audio and navigation functions, along with smartphone compatibility (Android Auto and Apple CarPlay), rear view camera, newly designed suspension, and LED headlamps.

Speaking about the safety features, the Ignis has Suzuki's Total Effective Control Technology (TECT) concept that provides a high level of collision safety. Other noticeable features are collapsible and impact energy disperse structure, ESP, front, side, and curtain airbags; cameras that can determine between pedestrians and vehicles when the car is moving slowly, lane departure warning, and weaving alert.

Story first published: Thursday, September 29, 2016, 16:46 [IST]
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